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Old Wednesday 31st December 2014, 17:06   #1
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Question Car door mounts?

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has anybody any suggestions for mounting a DSLR with 400 f5.6 safely on a car door/window? I have been using a bean bag which is works well with relatively still subjects but I find that panning shots tend to be problematic due to the focus ring being dragged with the panning motion.

The only designs I can find are either US or just too expensive to contemplate. I have come across Ergorest (sp?), but they appear to be defunct, and Manfrotto produce a clamp-to-glass solution; I really don't fancy that though - I can see me driving home round the M25 with toughened glass in my lap and the wind blowing through what remains of my not-so-golden locks

Any bright ideas for a stable platform that I could attach my tripod head to?

cheers Paul

P.S. posted this in the scopes forum by mistake so if you think you've read it before - you have
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Hi

has anybody any suggestions for mounting a DSLR with 400 f5.6 safely on a car door/window? I have been using a bean bag which is works well with relatively still subjects but I find that panning shots tend to be problematic due to the focus ring being dragged with the panning motion.

The only designs I can find are either US or just too expensive to contemplate. I have come across Ergorest (sp?), but they appear to be defunct, and Manfrotto produce a clamp-to-glass solution; I really don't fancy that though - I can see me driving home round the M25 with toughened glass in my lap and the wind blowing through what remains of my not-so-golden locks

Any bright ideas for a stable platform that I could attach my tripod head to?

cheers Paul

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Paul see if this is what you want.
http://www.outdoorphotogear.com/eckl...amera-support/
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Old Saturday 3rd January 2015, 08:34   #3
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Thanks for the link, Robert, it is the sort of thing that I am looking for, the prices are all so high though. Guess I am going to have to persevere with what I already have
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Check this solution.
A bit of elbow grease and time, next to Zero cost, and works well. No risk for car door, window, or window riser mechanics due to overload.
http://www.carolinawildphoto.com/bbagballhead.htm

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